Few vegetable seasons draw as much excitement as that of the asparagus.
From February to June (with a peak in April), restaurants and foodies clamor to make the most of this delicious spring vegetable, low in calories and sodium and packed with a variety of nutrients, including an impressive 5 grams of protein per cup. Eaten fresh, grilled, sautéed, baked, pickled and more, the asparagus is both versatile and beneficial to the body.
Facts about Asparagus
Use waterless cooking methods (roasting, grilling, or stir-frying) to get the most out of the nutrients and antioxidants in asparagus.
Nutrition Breakdown per 1 Cup of Cooked Asparagus
- 32 Calories
- 5 Grams of Protein
- 180% Daily Value of Vitamin K
- 73% Daily Value of Vitamin C
- 60% Daily Value of Folate
- 29% Daily Value of Vitamin A